22 Jan 2016
Challenges and Trends in Decentralised Local Governance in Bangladesh
Author: Niaz Ahmed Khan
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This paper takes a retrospective look at the role of decentralized local governance in Bangladesh.
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14 Jan 2016
Another Round in the Saudi-Iranian Confrontation: What Does It Mean, and What Lies Ahead?
Author: Amos Yadlin
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief discusses the escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the former’s execution of Saudi Shiite leader Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on January 2, 2016.
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11 Jan 2016
Russian Analytical Digest No 178: US-Russian Relations
Author: Alexander Sergunin, Valery Konyshev
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) /
German Association for East European Studies (DGO) /
Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
This issue of the RAD takes the measure of current US-Russian relations.
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Overlapping Maritime Claims in the East China Sea between China and Japan: More than Meets the Eye?
Author: Rizal Abdul Kadir
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This paper discusses 1) the complex, overlapping maritime claims between China and Japan in the East China Sea, and 2) what the disputants over territories in the South China Sea can learn from the way Tokyo and Beijing are managing their quarrel.
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China and Russia: The Partnership Deepens
Author: June Teufel Dreyer
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This commentary examines the ways in which China and Russia strengthened their relationship in 2015 and prognosticates on how their relationship might evolve this year.
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The Consequence of Conflict Management in Israel/Palestine
Author: Seth Anziska, Tareq Baconi
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This report explains why the prospects for a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians remain bleak.
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China's New Crisis Diplomacy in Africa and the Middle East
Author: Luke Patey
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This brief explores how China’s burgeoning global trade and investment activities have compelled Chinese officials to step in and protect their fellow citizens and corporate assets in external crises, specifically in Africa and the Middle East.
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Water as Weapon: IS on the Euphrates and Tigris
Author: Tobias von Lossow
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This commentary describes how the so-called Islamic State (IS) uses its control over dams on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers as a "weapon" in both Syria and Iraq.
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Comparative Connections, Volume 17, Number 3
Author: Carl Baker, Jiun Bang, David G Brown, See-Won Byun, Aidan Foster-Carter, Ralph A Cossa, Bonnie Glaser, Brad Glosserman, Chin-Hao Huang, David Kang, Satu Limaye, Charles McClean, Stephen Noerper, James J Przystup, Kevin C Scott, Sheldon Simon, Sheila A Smith, Scott Snyder, Robert Sutter, Jacqueline Vitello, Yu Bin
Pacific Forum CSIS
This CC issue takes stock of key bilateral relationships within East Asia and between East Asian countries and the US during the last third of 2015.
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